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Fuel Prices Are Soaring: Who Is Feeling the Pinch?

September 14, 2023


Rising diesel prices are inflating the bills Brett McMahon is getting from the companies that truck in the plywood, rebar and other supplies his concrete-contracting business needs. Asking his clients to renegotiate contracts to ease that pain, he said, has been “hit or miss.”

“In the private construction world, you’re not going to get a terribly sympathetic ear for that,” said McMahon, chief executive of Bethesda, Md.-based Miller & Long. “It’s, ‘Hey, you knew the risks when you signed the deal.’ ”

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